Indigofera rhynchocarpa Welw. ex Baker
var. rhynchocarpa

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Indigofera rhynchocarpa var. rhynchocarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Indigofera rhynchocarpa var. rhynchocarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Indigofera rhynchocarpa var. rhynchocarpa

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mbizi Game Park

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Synonyms:
Common names: Beak-fruited indigo tree (English) Hockey stick tree (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Mostly a shrub but occasionally a suffrutex or small tree. Leaves imparipinnate with 5-9 leaflets; stipels 1-4.5 mm long, subulate-setaceous, erect or spreading. Leaflets: terminal 3-12 × 2-7 cm, broadly obovate-elliptic; apex rounded; lateral leaflets often narrower. Inflorescence a raceme of numerous flowers. The flowers are small and inconspicuous but the fruits have a very distinct "hockey-stick" shape.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rhynchocarpa: with beaked fruit
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Angola. Burundi, CAR, DRC, Rwanda, Chad, Nigeria, Togo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 15 April 2018
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 69.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 222.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 245.

Schrire, B.D. (2012). Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) Pages 119 - 121. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 100.

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Flora of Malawi: Indigofera rhynchocarpa var. rhynchocarpa
Flora of Zambia: Indigofera rhynchocarpa var. rhynchocarpa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Indigofera rhynchocarpa var. rhynchocarpa

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Indigofera rhynchocarpa
African Plant Database: Indigofera rhynchocarpa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Indigofera rhynchocarpa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Indigofera rhynchocarpa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Indigofera rhynchocarpa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Indigofera rhynchocarpa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Indigofera rhynchocarpa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Indigofera rhynchocarpa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Indigofera rhynchocarpa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Indigofera rhynchocarpa
JSTOR Plant Science: Indigofera rhynchocarpa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Indigofera rhynchocarpa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Indigofera rhynchocarpa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Indigofera rhynchocarpa
Tropicos: Indigofera rhynchocarpa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Indigofera rhynchocarpa var. rhynchocarpa.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129220, retrieved 26 April 2018

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